Alan Turing
Alan Turing
Goodreads4.1 / 5
The Definitive Guide to

Alan Turing

Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Ashling Lindsay
Book #38 in the Little People, BIG DREAMS Series
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Prices as of Oct 22

What's Alan Turing About

Publisher Summary

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Alan Turing, the genius code cracker and father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Alan grew up in England, where his best friends were numbers and a little boy called Christopher. When his young friend died, Alan retreated to the world of numbers and codes, where he discovered how to crack the code of the Nazi Enigma machine. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant mathematician’s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

What Kind of Book is Alan Turing

Topics

Locations

Reviews

    Book Lists That Include Alan Turing

    The Creatives Behind the Book

    What Has Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    What Has Ashling Lindsay Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! You should let Ashling Lindsay know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    Discover All the Books in the Little People, BIG DREAMS Series

      Emmeline Pankhurst
      6.0
      Emmeline Pankhurst
      Maya Angelou
      5.5
      Maya Angelou
      Ada Lovelace
      6.6
      Ada Lovelace
      Maya Angelou
      6.4
      Maya Angelou
      Jean-Michel Basquiat
      Jean-Michel Basquiat
      David Attenborough
      David Attenborough
      Ella Fitzgerald
      5.5
      Ella Fitzgerald
      Marie Curie
      5.8
      Marie Curie
      Astrid Lindgren
      Astrid Lindgren
      Stephen Hawking: My First Stephen Hawking
      Stephen Hawking: My First Stephen Hawking
      Maria Montessori: My First Maria Montessori
      Maria Montessori: My First Maria Montessori
      Vivienne Westwood: My First Vivienne Westwood
      Vivienne Westwood: My First Vivienne Westwood
      David Bowie: My First David Bowie
      David Bowie: My First David Bowie
      Mahatma Gandhi: My First Mahatma Gandhi
      Mahatma Gandhi: My First Mahatma Gandhi
      Dolly Parton: My First Dolly Parton
      Dolly Parton: My First Dolly Parton
      Wilma Rudolph: My First Wilma Rudolph
      4.8
      Wilma Rudolph: My First Wilma Rudolph
      Bruce Lee: My First Bruce Lee
      Bruce Lee: My First Bruce Lee
      Rudolf Nureyev: My First Rudolf Nureyev
      Rudolf Nureyev: My First Rudolf Nureyev
      Greta Thunberg
      Greta Thunberg
      Alan Turing
      Alan Turing
      Billie Jean King
      Billie Jean King
      Aretha Franklin
      Aretha Franklin
      Corazon Aquino
      Corazon Aquino
      Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Evonne Goolagong
      Evonne Goolagong
      Bob Dylan
      Bob Dylan
      Louise Bourgeois
      Louise Bourgeois
      Jesse Owens
      Jesse Owens
      Coco Chanel
      5.8
      Coco Chanel
      Emmeline Pankhurst
      6.6
      Emmeline Pankhurst
      Audrey Hepburn
      6.4
      Audrey Hepburn
      Amelia Earhart
      6.1
      Amelia Earhart
      See All Books

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Alan Turing

      A Computer Called Katherine
      Veronica Miller Jamison, Suzanne Slade
      Ada Lovelace
      Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Zafouko Yamamoto
      Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
      Teresa Robeson, Rebecca Huang
      Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain
      Cheryl Bardoe, Barbara McClintock
      Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
      Helaine Becker, Dow Phumiruk
      Little Guides to Great Lives: Stephen Hawking
      Isabel Thomas, Marianna Madriz
      On a Beam of Light
      5.5
      Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky
      Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
      4.8
      Dean Robbins, Lucy Knisley
      Pocket Bios: Albert Einstein
      Al Berenger
      Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?
      Tanya Lee Stone, Marjorie Priceman

    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780711246782
    Publication Date
    April 7, 2020
    Page Count
    32
    Reading Age
    4 - 7 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0711246785

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 51%

    More than halfway there—keep going!

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.